Jenna Nelson Patton

Jenna Nelson Patton - Editor Tick

Bangor, United States

I specialize in cookbooks—everything from Texas BBQ to vegan desserts. 10+ years working with new and award-winning writers.

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I am a book editor specializing in cookbooks, health, and wellness. I also work on projects that inspire readers to be creative, make lifestyle changes, and reach their goals.

My aim is to make the editing process easy for you and tailored to your project. Please see my portfolio for a sample of my recent projects. When you work with me, you’ll see that I truly enjoy what I do.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Sports & outdoor recreation

Certifications

  • PhD, Emory University
  • MA, Universite de Montreal
  • BA, University of Pittsburgh
  • Copyediting Certificate (UC San Diego Extension)
  • Indexing (UC Berkeley Extension)
  • Plain Language Certificate (Simon Fraser University Continuing Education)

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
May, 2009 – Present (about 10 years)

I am committed to building productive relationships with authors and publishers. My turnaround times are reliable, and I only take on projects that I have the skills and experience to do well. Please feel free to get in touch with me and tell me about your project.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

No Meat Athlete, Revised and Expanded: A Plant-Based Nutrition and Training Guide for Every Fitness Level—Beginner to Beyond [Includes More Than 60 Recipes!]

Matt Frazier, Matt Ruscigno

No Meat Athlete is the plant-based guide you need to perform at your very best, from starting block to finish line.No Meat Athlete combines proven training plans, easy yet innovative recipes, and motivational stories into a unique fitness guide, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer. The guide is perfect for all athletes, from beginner to elite, who want to enjoy the health benefits of... read more

No Meat Athlete is the plant-based guide you need to perform at your very best, from starting block to finish line.No Meat Athlete combines proven training plans, easy yet innovative recipes, and motivational stories into a unique fitness guide, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer. The guide is perfect for all athletes, from beginner to elite, who want to enjoy the health benefits of... read more

The Joys of Jewish Preserving: Modern Recipes with Traditional Roots, for Jams, Pickles, Fruit Butters, and More--for Holidays and Every Day

Emily Paster

Learn about one of the most vital subtopics in Jewish cooking: preserved foodsJewish cooks, even casual ones, are proud of the history of preserved foods in Jewish life, from the time of living in a desert two millennia ago to the era in which Jews lived in European ghettoes with no refrigeration during the last century. In a significant sense, the Jewish tradition of preserved foods is a symb... read more

Learn about one of the most vital subtopics in Jewish cooking: preserved foodsJewish cooks, even casual ones, are proud of the history of preserved foods in Jewish life, from the time of living in a desert two millennia ago to the era in which Jews lived in European ghettoes with no refrigeration during the last century. In a significant sense, the Jewish tradition of preserved foods is a symb... read more

Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations

Warren Bobrow

Create your own cannabis infused cocktails!Combining cannabis and cocktails is a hot new trend, and Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics shows you how. Featuring a collection of 75 recipes of cannabis influenced cocktails and drinks; The Cocktail Whisperer Warren Bobrow will show you the essential instructions for de-carbing cannabis to release its full psychoactive effect. Learn the history... read more

Create your own cannabis infused cocktails!Combining cannabis and cocktails is a hot new trend, and Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics shows you how. Featuring a collection of 75 recipes of cannabis influenced cocktails and drinks; The Cocktail Whisperer Warren Bobrow will show you the essential instructions for de-carbing cannabis to release its full psychoactive effect. Learn the history... read more

Chinese Heritage Cooking From My American Kitchen: Discover Authentic Flavors with Vibrant, Modern Recipes

Shirley Chung

Top Chef finalist and seasoned restauranteur Shirley Chung brings new energy to traditional Chinese cuisine, transforming familiar staples into exciting, modern dishes. Born in Beijing, Shirley immigrated to California for college before following her passion to culinary school. She then opened successful restaurants such as the award-winning CarneVino, for the Batali Group, and Twenty-Eight, ... read more

Top Chef finalist and seasoned restauranteur Shirley Chung brings new energy to traditional Chinese cuisine, transforming familiar staples into exciting, modern dishes. Born in Beijing, Shirley immigrated to California for college before following her passion to culinary school. She then opened successful restaurants such as the award-winning CarneVino, for the Batali Group, and Twenty-Eight, ... read more

The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer

Jonny Bowden

Author Jonny Bowden looks at what he calls “The Four Horsemen of Aging”—free radicals, inflammation, glycation, and stress—and shows how they can harm your health and shorten your life. Bowden then unveils an arsenal of anti-aging strategies culled from cutting edge research and lessons learned from the longest lived people on the planet. He examines how the major organs, such as the heart and... read more

Author Jonny Bowden looks at what he calls “The Four Horsemen of Aging”—free radicals, inflammation, glycation, and stress—and shows how they can harm your health and shorten your life. Bowden then unveils an arsenal of anti-aging strategies culled from cutting edge research and lessons learned from the longest lived people on the planet. He examines how the major organs, such as the heart and... read more

The Keto All Day Cookbook: More Than 100 Low-Carb Recipes That Let You Stay Keto for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Martina Slajerova

In The Keto All Day Cookbook, best-selling author and creator of the KetoDiet blog Martina Slajerova compiles her best recipes for every meal of the day (even snacks)—plus 17 new ones, accompanied by nearly 40 gorgeous new photos—to help you stay the keto course, deliciously! Keto is the top-trending supportive diet. Bolstering its reputation is research that strongly suggests that a keto diet... read more

In The Keto All Day Cookbook, best-selling author and creator of the KetoDiet blog Martina Slajerova compiles her best recipes for every meal of the day (even snacks)—plus 17 new ones, accompanied by nearly 40 gorgeous new photos—to help you stay the keto course, deliciously! Keto is the top-trending supportive diet. Bolstering its reputation is research that strongly suggests that a keto diet... read more

Epic Vegan: Wild and Over-the-Top Plant-Based Recipes

Dustin Harder

Epic Vegan offers a step-by-step guide to creating timeless comfort foods that are over-the-top delicious, and always plant based. Think classic and nostalgic, yet messy, juicy, and Instagram-worthy at the same time. Are you into playing with your food? Epic Vegan does just that, encouraging home cooks to think outside of the box. Author Dustin Harder, host and creator of the original vegan tr... read more

Epic Vegan offers a step-by-step guide to creating timeless comfort foods that are over-the-top delicious, and always plant based. Think classic and nostalgic, yet messy, juicy, and Instagram-worthy at the same time. Are you into playing with your food? Epic Vegan does just that, encouraging home cooks to think outside of the box. Author Dustin Harder, host and creator of the original vegan tr... read more

Bottom of the Pot: Persian Recipes and Stories

Naz Deravian

Naz Deravian lays out the multi-hued canvas of a Persian meal, with 100+ recipes adapted to an American home kitchen and interspersed with Naz's celebrated essays exploring the idea of home.

Naz Deravian lays out the multi-hued canvas of a Persian meal, with 100+ recipes adapted to an American home kitchen and interspersed with Naz's celebrated essays exploring the idea of home.

The Dog Diet Answer Book: The Complete Nutrition Guide to Help Your Dog Live a Happier, Healthier, and Longer Life

Greg Martinez

Avoid the vet by learning how to treat your pup's symptoms and know that a better diet means a healthier, happier dog. Is your pup fighting to feel better? Your dog's skin problems, ear infections, bowel issues, obesity, seizures, and bladder issues can often be treated by changing the type of ingredients, calories, or moisture in your dog's diet. The Dog Diet Answer Book helps dog owners bett... read more

Avoid the vet by learning how to treat your pup's symptoms and know that a better diet means a healthier, happier dog. Is your pup fighting to feel better? Your dog's skin problems, ear infections, bowel issues, obesity, seizures, and bladder issues can often be treated by changing the type of ingredients, calories, or moisture in your dog's diet. The Dog Diet Answer Book helps dog owners bett... read more

The Texas Slow Cooker: 125 Recipes for the Lone Star State's Very Best Dishes, All Slow-Cooked to Perfection

Cheryl Jamison

Even great cooks, such as Cheryl Jamison, one of the preeminent authorities on American regional cuisine and the author of many award-winning cookbooks, occasionally prefer the make-ahead convenience, easy cleanup, and depth of slow-cooked flavor that you get when you use a slow cooker.Co-author of the pioneering book Texas Home Cooking, Cheryl reveals in these pages that a stunning range of L... read more

Even great cooks, such as Cheryl Jamison, one of the preeminent authorities on American regional cuisine and the author of many award-winning cookbooks, occasionally prefer the make-ahead convenience, easy cleanup, and depth of slow-cooked flavor that you get when you use a slow cooker.Co-author of the pioneering book Texas Home Cooking, Cheryl reveals in these pages that a stunning range of L... read more

The Backyard Herbal Apothecary: Effective Medicinal Remedies Using Commonly Found Herbs & Plants

Devon Young

Author Devon Young—founder of the natural living blog Nitty Gritty Life—educates readers on how to make tried-and-true remedies using herbs that grow naturally in their backyards or neighborhoods. Readers learn how to safely identify and forage for healing plants growing wild, or how to cultivate them easily in their yard (or even on a windowsill or balcony).Herbalism has gained popularity in ... read more

Author Devon Young—founder of the natural living blog Nitty Gritty Life—educates readers on how to make tried-and-true remedies using herbs that grow naturally in their backyards or neighborhoods. Readers learn how to safely identify and forage for healing plants growing wild, or how to cultivate them easily in their yard (or even on a windowsill or balcony).Herbalism has gained popularity in ... read more

Cork and Knife: Build Complex Flavors with Bourbon, Wine, Beer and More

Emily Clifton

If used correctly, alcohol can add an incredible depth to a variety of dishes. And with a resurgence in high-quality, small-batch beer, wine, and liqueur, home cooks have easy access to ingredients that will take their dishes to the next level. Emily and Matt, founders of the food blog Nerds with Knives, go beyond wine and beer and introduce rich flavor profiles with sake, vodka, gin, sherry, ... read more

If used correctly, alcohol can add an incredible depth to a variety of dishes. And with a resurgence in high-quality, small-batch beer, wine, and liqueur, home cooks have easy access to ingredients that will take their dishes to the next level. Emily and Matt, founders of the food blog Nerds with Knives, go beyond wine and beer and introduce rich flavor profiles with sake, vodka, gin, sherry, ... read more

Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Sweet and Decadent Baking for Every Occasion

Jeff Hertzberg M.D., Zoë François

From the authors of the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day series comes a holiday and celebration cookbook that uses the same groundbreaking quick and easy baking method.Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg shocked the baking world when they proved that homemade yeast dough could be stored in the refrigerator to use whenever you need it. Now, they’ve done it again with Holiday and Celebration Brea... read more

From the authors of the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day series comes a holiday and celebration cookbook that uses the same groundbreaking quick and easy baking method.Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg shocked the baking world when they proved that homemade yeast dough could be stored in the refrigerator to use whenever you need it. Now, they’ve done it again with Holiday and Celebration Brea... read more

Delightful Desserts: The Secrets to Achieving Incredible Flavor in Your Sweet Treats

Jane Soudah

Dessert will never be the same again. Why settle for the same old lemon bars or chocolate cake? With Jane Soudah, winner of the Spring Baking Championship, you can have exceptionally bold, mind-blowing desserts. Jane shows readers how to create 60 incredibly delicious desserts with unexpected and amped up flavors. You can learn the secrets to boost the flavors in your baking, with each recipe ... read more

Dessert will never be the same again. Why settle for the same old lemon bars or chocolate cake? With Jane Soudah, winner of the Spring Baking Championship, you can have exceptionally bold, mind-blowing desserts. Jane shows readers how to create 60 incredibly delicious desserts with unexpected and amped up flavors. You can learn the secrets to boost the flavors in your baking, with each recipe ... read more

Incredible Plant-Based Desserts: Colorful Vegan Cookies, Cakes, and other Epic Delights

Anthea Cheng

In Incredible Plant-Based Desserts, Instagram star Anthea Cheng shares her trade-secret recipes for fun and showstopping vegan sweet treats that are seriously luscious, mouthwatering, and beautiful. Whether you are an eager home cook or a more experienced budding chef, Anthea shows you that sponge cakes can still be fluffy and moist and pastry can still melt in your mouth without animal-derive... read more

In Incredible Plant-Based Desserts, Instagram star Anthea Cheng shares her trade-secret recipes for fun and showstopping vegan sweet treats that are seriously luscious, mouthwatering, and beautiful. Whether you are an eager home cook or a more experienced budding chef, Anthea shows you that sponge cakes can still be fluffy and moist and pastry can still melt in your mouth without animal-derive... read more

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Alyssa Cremeans
Jenna was a complete pleasure to work with. She gave me exactly what I wanted and worked very quickly with my timeline. She was professional, friendly, and highly efficient. But what I appreciated most about working with Jenna was her constant communication. I always knew exactly where we were in the process. Thanks for the great experience Jenna!

Alyssa Cremeans, May 2017

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